The goal of our program is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners who are not afraid to try out their own ideas and to think their own thoughts. Pre-school children learn through weekly themes, letter recognition, basic math concepts, geometry, phonics, pre-writing skills, literacy comprehension, basic science skills, music appreciation, art appreciation, and acceptance of individuality. As they play in centers, they are exploring and developing many skills. To an outsider it may look like they are just building with blocks. But upon closer examination you will notice that they are learning to make decisions about what to build, cooperating by letting everyone have a turn, developing math skills by determining the number and size of blocks needed to construct their building, and basic principles of physics by learning that if they make the ramp taller their car will go higher when it jumps the ramp or faster when it goes down the ramp.
ALC’s Pre-K program is designed to meet the individual needs of your child to make sure they are more than ready. We concentrate closely on helping them develop their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. Specifically, here are the areas we focus on:
- Organized learning environment
- Wide selection of age-appropriate toys and materials
- Organized daily schedule
- Communication with the children
As the children get older, more “lessons” are learned by hands-on opportunities. Engaging in interactive projects helps them learn at their own pace. At Active Learning Centers, play IS a part of the learning process. Our teachers are trained to identify opportunities to help children learn about themselves, their environment, and their fellow students.